I have recently completed my PhD in Computational Biology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Munich under the supervision of Fabian Theis. I am also a member of ELLIS. I am the director of machine learning research at Relation Therapeutics and also a scientist at Helmholtz Munich and also incoming faculty at Wellcome Sanger Institute.
My research focuses on developing AI/ML algorithms for biomedical data, with a specific emphasis on single-cell technologies for diagnostics, therapeutics, and drug discovery. I have received multiple awards for my research (see example) and have been featured in press/journals (see research). Additionally, I have been awarded multiple fellowships, grants, and scholarships, including those from Joachim Hertz, EMBL, and Meta.
I have been offered a faculty position directly after my PhD (rare in Biology) at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, a leading program contributing to the Human Cell Atlas project. As part of this role, I will be hiring PhD students from the University of Cambridge.
In addition to my academic activities, I have industry experience as a researcher, consultant, and advisor in both biotechnology and ML/AI companies, including: